Cable ties are common low-cost consumables in workshops, offices and on construction sites, also known as wire ties, zip ties or tie wraps. Round cable ties offers a strong, long-lasting hold to secure, fasten and separate cables and wires for safety, identification and organisation. Simply pass the cable portion through the round or oval hole to create a secure fastening. Cable ties can come in different materials including nylon, plastic and stainless steel. They are also available in a wide range of colours, materials, lengths and widths depending on the requirements for the application, making them an ideal addition to any toolkit.
Zip ties and cable ties are simple to use. Start by positioning the cable tie in the desired manner around the chosen subject (multiple wires or cords, for example). Insert the pointed end of the tie into the head of the tie and pull the head to tighten. If you do not want to re-use the tie, you can trim the excess tie at the end to give a tidier look.
Cable ties are generally single-use devices as they are cut off rather than loosened and reused, however reusable cable ties are also available. If a tight cable tie needs to be undone again, rather than destroying the cable tie by cutting, it may be possible to release the ratchet from the rack. While some cable ties and zip ties are designed for reuse with a tab that releases the ratchet, usually a sewing needle or a small screwdriver needs to be inserted between the ratchet and the rack in order to release the lock and allow it to be reused.
If you're looking for a cable tie to help organise and secure your cords, there are several types of cable ties to choose from:
Coloured cable ties: Using coloured cable ties is a great way to wrap cables together in an easily recognisable way.
Marker Ties: Cable marker ties can be written on to identify what the tie is holding.
Releasable cable ties: Generally more expensive than those for single use. The catch that is fitted to the head can be released to stop the teeth biting into the head, allowing the tie to be used many times. They will still stretch and break over time, but are able to provide more than one use.
Cable ties are an excellent choice for projects that require a more secure fastening solution than velcro ties and wire twist ties. Consider RS cable ties to tie your wires and cords tight permanently.
At RS, we have listed all of our products with their tensile strength converted to Newtons (N) in order to make our customer's journeys easier. We know that what constitutes 'heavy duty' can be subject to different opinions, but we have decided to classify any of our products with a tensile strength of 750N or over as 'heavy duty', a choice we made with consideration of guidelines from nelco.com.
Here, we have a wide range of cable ties and zip ties suitable for a multitude of applications, industries and environments. Our range of cable ties features products from well-known and respected brands such as Legrand, HellermannTyton, and Thomas Betts, as well as our own professional brand RS PRO.
Start browsing our products based on your preferred material, length, width and price to find the right cable tie for your holding needs today. For more information on how to choose the type